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Châtillon-Coligny - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loiret

Châtillon-Coligny is located in the department of Loiret, in the Centre region about 22 km south of Montargis.

The town is bisected by the Briare Canal connecting the Seine to the Rhone by the side channel of the Loire, but by two small rivers : the Loing and Milleron. The town has about 2,000 inhabitants.

Chatillon is a city steeped in the history of Protestantism, the home of Coligny, Montmorency and four physicists Becquerel.

In terms of gastronomy, honey and saffron are the two most iconic products Gâtinaise land, which is also illustrated by his cider or praslines.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.8240210 (N 47° 49’ 26”)
Longitude2.8452160 (E 2° 50’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 115m to 179m
Surface area25.53 km²
Population2030 inhabitants
Density79 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureOrléans (92 km, 1h21)
Insee code45085
IntercommunalityCC de Châtillon-Coligny
TerritoryLoire Valley, Orléanais
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois2.7 km (7 min)
Montbouy5 km (5 min)
La Chapelle-sur-Aveyron5.2 km (6 min)
Saint-Maurice-sur-Aveyron7.1 km (9 min)
Dammarie-sur-Loing7.6 km (10 min)
Aillant-sur-Milleron8.1 km (10 min)
Adon8.3 km (9 min)
Nogent-sur-Vernisson9 km (12 min)
Montcresson10.3 km (12 min)
Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses11 km (13 min)
Boismorand12.3 km (14 min)
Feins-en-Gâtinais12.5 km (15 min)
La Bussière12.7 km (14 min)
Melleroy12.9 km (14 min)
Le Charme12.9 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Called Châtillon-Coligny since 1896 instead of Châtillon -sur -Loing, the city still retains its charm of medieval town.

It is a small town charged a unique history, which came in the scientific era with four generations of physicists and chemists : the saga of Becquerel (Antoine Caesar, Edmond, Henry and John).

We can not talk of course not to mention the famous Chatillon 2nd Gaspard de Coligny ( 1519-1572 ), leader of the Protestant party during the wars of religion.

So, come stroll the heart of the old town and admire the walls and towers of the 14th century, " Hell," " Paradise," the salt cellar which are buildings of the 16th century, many half-timbered houses, medieval streets.

Do not miss of course, museum, museum of France classified located at the former Hotel Dieu. It has a Romanesque porch of the 12th century. You 'll find archaeological pieces ( Celtic burials from the 5th century BC. AD hoard... ), but also the writings of the second Gaspard de Coligny, the work and discoveries of Becquerel (Nobel Prize).

Finally, the Coligny Historical Park, where the orangery overlooking the gardens bordered by Milleron. The site is classified and now private. Tours are fixed, information dates from the Tourist Office.

Places of interest

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Events and festivities


The water spot
The water spot
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The Loing along the canal
The Loing along the canal
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The salt cellar
The salt cellar
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Aerial view
Aerial view
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museum portal
museum portal
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City Walls
City Walls
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The Church
The Church
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Statue Antoine -César Becquerel
Statue Antoine -César Becquerel
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Coligny Bust
Coligny Bust
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See photo


Wednesday 18 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided tour of the seven locks
Culture and education50 € Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (9.3 km)
Horse ride in the Orleans forest
Sports sensations24 € to 160 € Ouzouer-sur-Loire (26 km)
Guided tour by electric bike in Orleans forest
Nature and the great outdoors30 € Sury-aux-Bois (41 km)
Loire sightseeing trip in a traditional boat
Nature and the great outdoors18 € to 48 € Sigloy (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Canal
HikeIntermediate2h15Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses (8.9 km)
Tour of Bléneau
Village visitEasy1h30Bléneau (16 km)
Orleans Forest Springs Trail
Mountain bike itineraryEasy2h00Les Bordes (33 km)
Municipality of Lindry
HikeEasy2h30Lindry (43 km)
Cultural tour around Entrains-sur-Nohain
Car itineraryEasy6h00Entrains-sur-Nohain (51 km)


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